if you haven’t heard of bon iver…
where have you been?!
i kid, i kid. but really, if you haven’t had the chance to listen to his first album, for emma, forever ago, go do it! really. truly amazing song writing, with a beautiful and unique falsetto. strangely enough, bon iver (meaning good winter in french, and spelled incorrectly on purpose) and i went to college in wisconsin together. of course at that time, he was just justin vernon, a regular guy who worked at a small magazine with me and ran with the same pals. (i’m totally playing the i knew him when card here). now, he is this amazingly successful, semi-famous musician, who has received international praise for his first solo album. it makes me smile a little to think about our familiar days in little old eau claire, wisconsin.
his second release, blood bank, comes out this month. i got a sneak listen, and you’re in for a treat.